David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA — Chief, Division of Dermatology

Chief, Division of Dermatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

The Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applicants and nominations for a nationally recognized dermatologist and physician-scientist to serve as the Chief of the Dermatology Division. 

One of the largest dermatology divisions nationally, with a total research portfolio of ~$4.5 million (over $3 million in NIH funding), the Division of Dermatology at UCLA comprises a distinguished cadre of more than 35 faculty members across medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, pediatric dermatology, as well as specialty clinics that span the Southern California region. Housed within one of the largest departments of medicine in the country, and located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the Division of Dermatology is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovations and leading-edge research. 

Reporting to the newly appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. Dale Abel, this is a particularly exciting and dynamic time for the department and the next Dermatology Chief. The Dermatology Division Chief works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders within the department and the school to advance the mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement. In addition, the Chief cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction. 

The ideal candidate is a distinguished academic dermatologist and physician-scientist with an outstanding record of accomplishments in research, education, clinical care and service, who has demonstrated leadership skills and has an aptitude for collaboration. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional research background and clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, an inspiring strategic vision, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists, and a deep commitment to fostering an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, be board eligible, and eligible for licensure in California. 

Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae and informative personal statement, as well as an EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made: 

Judith Currier, M.D., MSc., Search Committee Chair
c/o Bridget Hough, D.M.A.
Director of Academic & Executive Search, UCLA Health
Email: chief.dermatology@mednet.ucla.edu

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. 

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. 

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct (https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html). 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. 

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